Red & White & Blue & Gold

Aoife O’Donovan, ‘Fossils’
Song: Red & White & Blue & Gold

With the life of a well-loved band (Crooked Still) behind her, Aoife O’Donovan launched her solo career with a bounty of expectations from her fans. All were surpassed by this collection of imaginative arrangements and instrumentation that was somehow both minimalist and lush at the same time.
With producer Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case) at the helm, O’Donovan was free to weave together her strange bedfellow musical tastes — everything from traditional folk to new jazz, gospel, bluegrass and pop — into a dreamily cohesive album.

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